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One Year At TCL Isles For John Santamaria

It has been one year since I joined The Checking Line-Isles Edition. I wanted to take a trip down memory lane as I present my Top 10 TCL Highlights from the past year writing for this website.

Where Are They Now? Ed Westfall

Today we look back at an individual who had some firsts in Islanders franchise history and someone who has been around the organization for a very long time.

Where Are They Now? Shawn Bates

This week we look back at another member of the 2001-2002 Islanders #17 Shawn Bates. Fans will remember Bates for one memorable goal in the 2002 playoffs against Toronto in Game 4 at Nassau Coliseum.

A Sportscasting Journey with Howie Rose

Many young sports fans dream of one day playing for their favorite team while other sports fans have the dream of covering their favorite team on television or the radio.

Remembering Back To Easter of 2007

The Islanders find themselves eight points out of the playoffs again after losing to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. The loss, combined with almost every other team the Isles are fighting with having gained two points in the same night, put them back to the eight point differential. Just another dagger in the heart of Islanders fans that are hopeful of a late season push into the playoffs.

Although there is plenty of time between now and the end of the season, each win is crucial and each loss can be detrimental to their chances of capturing the eighth seed in the East. As I look at the standings and contemplate who needs to win and who needs to lose (just for fun, because my original prediction of the Isles falling to 10th or 11th in the East still stands), I can't help but think back to Easter of 2007.